Border Force detain 36 migrants trying to cross the Channel bringing the total this year to more than 200 after 8,417 arrived in 2020

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by A.P.

A total of 36 migrants have been detained while attempting to cross the Channel by UK authorities, with a further 27 stopped by the French.

A Home Office spokesman said migrants were stopped during two incidents on Saturday.

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage posted a video on Saturday which appeared to show some of the migrants being brought to shore on Border Force Boats.

In reference to the Government suspending travel corridors from Monday to try to stop new coronavirus variants from entering the country, he tweeted above the video: ‘The travel corridors are closed today, but one remains very much open.